5 Post Bankruptcy Tips to Remain Debt Free

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1. Do Not Incur Post Bankruptcy Unsecured Debt Whether you have filed for a Chapter 7 Discharge or a Chapter 13 Reorganization of debt, potential lenders will most likely send offers for new credit.  Potential lenders target Petitioners post bankruptcy because their finances are under control. The offers of credit are usually in the form […]

Should I reaffirm my Mortgage Debt After Bankruptcy

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A reaffirmation agreement is entered between the Petitioner in Bankruptcy/borrower and a secured lender prior to a discharge in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  A reaffirmation Agreement is signed by the Debtor and Lender and filed with the Bankruptcy Court and most importantly waives discharge of the mortgage or otherwise secured debt.  The […]

Motion for Relief from Stay in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay imputed in bankruptcy is filed by a Creditor, usually a mortgagee or automobile lender, and alleges that the Petitioner in Bankruptcy has fallen behind on post-petition mortgage or vehicle payments.  For example, if a Petitioner files a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan and fails to make their post-petition […]

Business Bankruptcy and Social Media Accounts

On April 3, 2015 it was decided that social media accounts may be deemed property of a bankruptcy estate.  The principle was confirmed in the bankruptcy matter known as In re CTLI, LLC (Bankr. S.D. Tex,. Apr. 3, 2015).   The facts of the case were that the Chapter 11 Business Debtor doing business as […]

Bankruptcy and NFL Draft

This Thursday, April 30, 2015 is the NFL Draft.  There, college players who lack any experience but have the world of potential will receive millions of dollars to play the game they love.  It sounds great, but, a recent article in the April 15, 2015 edition of the Washington Post suggests otherwise. The article states […]

Improve Credit Score After a Bankruptcy Filing

One of the most common questions I receive is “How can I improve my credit after a bankruptcy filing?” My advice involves making timely and regular payments on a mortgage or rent, a vehicle if the Petitioner owns one and equally important, not incurring any new debt after a bankruptcy filing. Further, our firm recommends […]

Modification of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan

A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan lasts between 36 and 60 months. During that period of time there are many events that may happen which may diminish or enhance one’s ability to repay their creditors under a Confirmed Chapter 13 repayment plan. Change in circumstances that are cause for a modification of a confirmed bankruptcy […]

Credit Reports and Charge Off

It is common for a debt to be listed as a “charge-off” on a credit report. Some consumers have mistakenly viewed a charge-off as a positive indicator on their credit report, because the phrase charge-off may be interpreted as the consumer no longer owes or is responsible for payment of the debt. In fact, the […]

FHA Back to Work Mortgage Program

Recently, the Federal Housing Administration moved to relax its guidelines and expedite the waiting period to secure a mortgage for borrowers who “experienced periods of financial difficulty due to extenuating circumstances”. The program exemplifies the FHA’s willingness to help those who have endured a financial situation beyond their control. The program is generally known as […]

Debtor Education/Financial Management Course and Bankruptcy

On or about March 10, 2014 (see below) a blog was written and posted by Brad J. Sadek, Esquire regarding the Credit Counseling Course prerequisite to filing a consumer bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In addition to the Credit Counseling Course, a second and final course is required. The Second Course, Debtor Education, […]